Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week: Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Monday, Feb. 27

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Trip.com is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.”

Trip.com’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip.com. Visit the Trip.com site or download the app for more upcoming events.

1. Tripped Out Interiors by Toiletpaper
Cadillac House (South Village)
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday through Sunday from 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM (through Apr. 12)

Visionaire presents a tripped out immersive exhibition by the magazine Toiletpaper at Cadillac House. Hard to describe the surreal interiors, but we’ll leave you with these highlights — alligator, butt rug, popcorn walls and ceiling, all of which are totally touchable. FREE!

2. New Film Screening Series
Brookfield Place (Battery Park)
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 PM

The new indoor screening series, Pictures Under The Palms At Brookfield Place, features “comfy seats, free popcorn and a pre-show DJ set by Tim Martell at 5:30 PM.” The series kicks off with James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. FREE!

3. Battle of the Belgians: Trappist Edition
Jimmy’s No. 43 (East Village)
Saturday, Feb. 25 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For this year’s Battle Of The Belgians, the organizers searched high and low to bring beer lovers a special selection of trappist beer. Sample over 20 beers and feast on a whole roasted hog, vegetarian options are available. $65.

Photo: Ben30/Flickr
Photo: Ben30/Flickr

4. New Spanish Tapas Bar
Lamano (Chelsea)
Monday to Thursday 5:00 PM through 11:00 PM; Friday 5:00 PM through 12:00 AM; Saturday 10:00 AM through 12:00 AM; Sunday 10:00 AM through 11:00 PM

New Spanish tapas bar in Chelsea is the perfect stop after a day of gallery hopping or shopping. Cozy up to a glass of Spanish wine and comfort tapas like the Pulpo Murcia, Tortilja or Pan con Tomate y Queso.

5. Canadian Nights at Dirt Candy
Dirt Candy (Lower East Side)
Mondays from 5:00 PM through 1:00 AM

Those of us pining for the friendly Canadian shores can head to Dirt Candy where every Monday night the space turns into The Great Canadian Beer Hall. Enjoy Canadian pastimes like watching hockey, drinking Bloody Caesars and eating poutine. CIT0002E applications for Canadian citizenship will be available upon request.

6. Cheers For A Good Cause
Check site for participating restaurants
Through February

If you are running out of good excuses to have a drink, stop by to the Meatpacking District where through the month of February $1 of select drinks will be donated to the ACLU. Now that’s a drink you can feel good about!